[Mageia-webteam] Questions about the forum - Part II

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 7 14:51:53 CEST 2011

2011/4/7 Maât <maat-ml at vilarem.net>:
> Le 07/04/2011 12:22, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
>> Additional question:
>> Why do I (as member of "Founders" and "Translators") have moderator
>> rights (editing other's posts) in "News&Announcements" but not in
>> "General discussions" and "Wizards Lair"? News seldomly need a
>> moderator, but the other two are the forums which will need most
>> attention by moderators.
> Once again you did not get the way phpbb3 deals with groups and privileges
> As a member of founders you are able to post and edit in news and in welcome parts
> As a translator you you are able to post and edit in translation forum (the best example is to retitle a topic or mark it "[resolved]" without having to bother a moderator
> Moderation is once again something that phpbb3 uses for many things... having the right to edit topics title in one section does not make technically of you a "moderator", having the right to make a post sticky not more.
> But one of them is labeled as a moderation right in phpbb3, the other nope it's an advanced user right that phpbb admins disable for all "normal user groups" (in vbulletin both are moderation rights iinm, same thing for ipb, phpbb2 i don't remember).
> As you said there are moderators and special groups which are NOT moderators... special groups *could* be moderators or have extended rights on sections (which are called forums in phpbb3 jargon)

See, the differences are there and you describe them very well. :)
 You have changed single permissions of groups in "advanced user
permissions", which makes it hard to maintain. In my forum I did not
do that. I kept it simple and only setup groups (admins, global
moderators, special groups (which have moderator status in their


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